16 April 2014

Microsoft puts Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote on Google Chromebooks

"Microsoft on Monday conceded that Google's Chrome OS and the Chromebooks the operating system powers are capable of doing real work, a reversal of its "Scroogled" campaign that once blasted the laptops as worthless. Almost as an afterthought, Microsoft yesterday announced it was bringing its free Office Online apps -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote -- to rival Google's Chrome Web store, the primary distribution channel for Chrome OS software...."
source: Microsoft concedes Chromebooks are work-worthy Computerworld "....The move was largely symbolic: The Office Online apps have long been able to run within virtually any browser, including Chrome, the foundation of Chrome OS...."

Google to Buy Titan Aerospace as Web Giants Battle for Air Superiority
Wall Street Journal
Facebook had been in talks to buy Titan earlier this year, but Google offered to top anyFacebook offer, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Google Glass: 5 Reasons I Won't Buy
InformationWeek
Google Glass: 5 Reasons I Won't Buy. Google Glass is available for one day only to anyone willing to plunk down $1,500. Here's why I'm saying no....

Apple v. Samsung: Samsung resumes defense against iPhone maker's patent case
San Jose Mercury News
SAN JOSE -- Samsung on Monday resumed its defense against Apple's ... Apple, however, has told jurors that Google has nothing to do with the ...

Microsoft's Siri rival, Cortana, closes mobile gap with Apple and Google
San Jose Mercury News
Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apple's and Google's virtual assistants and adds a few useful tools of its own. The result is Cortana, named ...

Apple now cooperating says external compliance monitor Bromwich in first report
Apple Insider
Apple's court-appointed external compliance monitor Michael Bromwich on Monday issued his first report to U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote, noting a marked improvement in relations between himself and the Cupertino, Calif. company. Bromwich....


Google acquires drone company Titan Aerospace
CBS News
Google is buying Titan Aerospace, which manufactures solar-powered ... Google andFacebook have both launched ambitious projects that aim to get ...

Google May Push Sites to Use Encryption
Wall Street Journal
In a move that experts say could make it harder to spy on Web users, Google is considering giving a boost in its search-engine results to websites that ...

Google's 'Game of Thrones' spoilers are what's trending
CNET
It was clear from the lists of trending topics on Twitter and Facebook that ... Later, I revisited Google Trends and one of the "Game of Thrones" search ...

Facebook Prepares A Money-Transfer Service, But Still Needs Trust
Forbes
With more than 1 billion active mobile users, Facebook has the kind of scale to make any e-payments service jealous, but it could be years before the ...


Saturn spotted spawning new FEMTO-MOON
Register
Boffins peering at images sent home by NASA's Cassini spacecraft think they may have spotted the first throes of a new moon coming into being. Dubbed “Peggy”, the moonlet is probably a lump of ice. But astroboffin Carl Murray from Queen Mary University of ...


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